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From Ole Ersoy <>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (DIRSERVER-950) Server Left in Unstable State
Date Thu, 31 May 2007 17:43:12 GMT

Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:
> On 5/31/07, Ole Ersoy <> wrote:
>> Emmanuel,
>> I do my best to please you
> It's not only about me...

Oh yes it is.  You are the
only one who has commented on this.

This is strictly your preference,
unless you get 5 people
on the "Entire" mailing list to
agree with you.

I'm being pretty flexible here.


As a matter of fact I'll attach
one of Alex's emails to show
you his writing style.

Compare that to mine.  Do they
look wildly different to you?

Be honest.  When was the last time
you addressed the list and asked
what our email style preferences are?

>> whenever I think it's fair (
>> and I realize you have put
>> a massive amount of time
>> into the server, and I benefit
>> a great deal from this)
>> but this happens to be my
>> preferred writing style.
> It's not about what *you* prefer, but how the community is likely to
> like it. 

Precisely.  That's why I issued the Challenge.

Just get 5/200 people to agree with you.


> Also be fair : your mails are supposed to please the many who read
> them, not the one who writes them ...

Right - Back to my previous point.  Are you sure
that your preference is the preference of the many?

Guys - If you are reading this - Please
let me know if you agree with Emmanuel.
I'm all for acting in the communities best interest.

> Ok, I want it to be clear. You can write the mail using one char per
> column, there is nothing we can do about that. Just understand that at
> some point, if you just continue with such mails, they will simply be
> ignored. This is where I want to get you : be part of the band, accept
> the common rules, and play with us, or you will be like the poor
> lonely child in the playground, simply because you want to play the
> game with your own rules. There are no punishments, no bashing,
> nothing, just you will feel alone. And that will be a loss for all of
> us, because what we are trying to do is to build a community of smart
> people. And you are smart.

Right back to the point.  Prove that you are right.
It's an open list.  Guys, I really want to act
in the communities best interest.  If you agree
with Emmanuel, then please speak up.

> Be one of us. Just accept that if we have a different opinion, by no
> mean it should be seen as a constraint on you that we ask you to
> change your habits. It's just a request, for the good of the project.

Right - lets make sure that your preference
covers 80% of the core contributors though.

- Ole

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